Watamu Marine Association are proud announce the first research project as part of the partnership between University College Dublin Ireland and Pwani University Kenya, commenced earlier this month in the Galana Wildlife Conservancy
Hard work reaps rewards in this international ground breaking initiative. In the words of Friends from Ireland -
"The first research and conservation project has started in the Galana Wildlife Conservancy. We have two research students from University College Dublin studying World Heritage and Environmental DNA and three undergraduates from Pwani University, Kilifi, who are doing field-work. Its only day two on site and already we have hiked up to the highest point of the Lali Hills to verify one of the GWC boundary coordinates. We have had sucess with sampling fresh Zebra droppings and are now waiting for the Giraffe to oblige"
The students were joined by Drs Jens Carlson and Clare Cave from Ireland and Dr Bernerd Fulanda from Kenya. Also our own Steve Trott, Marine Zoologist
These are ground breaking times with Kenyan and Irish students for research and education. Team Work Makes The Dream Work! For more exciting updates and videos from Galana please see Galana Wildlife Conservancy Facebook, Galana Wildlife Conservancy Website, also Friends from Ireland Facebook, and Friends from Ireland Website
Also see: http://www.watamu.biz/